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AA Move To LGW North!  
User currently offlineMrwayne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

American Airlines has announced that the proposed moved from LGW south to north terminal will now take place at mid-night on the 27 April 2004 to be closer to there one World partner BA, which will enable pax to connect to BA connections much easier.

[Edited 2004-04-18 16:19:11]

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User currently offlineWally236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

At last that is great news no more getting the shuttle train to north term brill!!

User currently offlineCrewrest From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

Good, more stands on the South available.

User currently offlineWally236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Yes, the S dosent stand for South Terminal, it stands for "Shellsuit Terminal"!

All the scuffer charters are there!

User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5492 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Does this mean that BA will do all of the ground handling/check-in for AA flights now?


Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineWally236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

AA will still do the check in and gate but i think BA will do the cargo and baggage handling.

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3770 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

Is FCA likely to move to the south terminal?

User currently offlineMrwayne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

I hope so, keep all the charters in the south and keep scheduled in the north it would make a lot of sense to me.

User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2617 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
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No, First Choice Airways won't be moving terminals.
There wouldn't be space for them in the South Terminal anyway, they're by a significant margin the largest charter airline at Gatwick.

Some stats on last summer.

The data lists main Gatwick charter airlines in order of number of departures for the particular airline in that calendar month. Obviously double these figures for the total number of aircraft movements for each airline...

August 2003
First Choice Airways - 746
Thomas Cook - 595
Excel Airways - 484
Britannia - 466
Monarch - 425
MyTravel - 379
Astraeus - 172
Flyjet - 46
European Air Charter - 22
Air Atlanta Eruope - 21

July 2003
First Choice Airways - 688
Thomas Cook - 526
Britannia - 435
Excel Airways - 424
Monarch - 348
MyTravel - 333
Astraeus - 144
Flyjet - 36
European Air Charter - 25

Also, completely separtating charter/schcheduled flights generally isn't a very clever thing to do. Mixing charter and scheduled (particularly long-haul) within the same terminal makes much more efficient use of gate space. Peak charter departures are around 7-8am - leaving the gates clear for peak long-haul inbound arrivals 7-9am. Most of these long-haul flights have departed by early afternoon, which is conveniently when the first wave of morning flights arrive back in the UK.

As an aside, both Astraeus and Flyjet also use the North Terminal.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25123 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

All the scuffer charters are there!
And the posh retarded sheculed airlines use the other terminal...

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4107 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

I knew this last year lol

Anyway I am soooooooooo glad that FCA don't move to SOUTH because on a sat morning in SOUTH it's charter hell. But in NORTH it's spacious and quiet,

Sam Smile

Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineEclipseFlight7 From Somalia, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 518 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

And this is what, two years after getting their own little built in check-in desk at the South? Personally I don't like this because it will take longer to go the the rental car desks, because anything is an inconvinence after a 9 hour flight from Dallas.

Holy sh*ts and burritos.
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